Covid-19 Closures

On Behalf of the City of Pickering we wish to announce that the Recreation Complex will be closed for the next three weeks. As a result all Pickering Squash Club programs, leagues and events will be postponed until further notice.

Please See the City notice below:

The City of Pickering will be implementing social distancing measures advised by the World Health Organization.
All programs, facility permits, and events have been cancelled, and Community Centres will be closed from March 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm until April 5, 2020 (inclusive).
Recreation Complex Memberships will be extended for the full period that the facility is closed.
All fees paid for facility bookings will be refunded.
All Winter Programs including Aquatics, Leisure will be credited for cancelled classes. There will not be a make-up class(s)
March Break Camps will be refunded.
Big Band Event ticket holders may bring their ticket to the original purchase location between April 6 and April 24 to receive a refund.
Program Registration – Spring Registration scheduled to start March 24 and March 26 is currently under review and start date is to be determined
City public events will be cancelled from March 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). See the website at pickering.ca/events for our event listing.
Please note that all Pickering Public Library Branches, Don Beer Arena, CHD Recreation Complex, and Pickering Museum Village are also included in this closure.

We apologize for the inconvenience but the wellbeing of our staff and patrons is our first priority.
Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available, please access the city website at pickering.ca/NovelCoronavirus for future updates.
Additionally further questions can be directed to the City’s Customer Care Department at 905.683.7575 or by email at customercare@pickering.ca
Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON
L1V 3Y7

Results of 2020 Lee Hanebury Tournament

Our Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament is over for another year and by all accounts it was a roaring success. From the first matches on Friday evening to the Calcutta and Pub night on Saturday and ending with the finals on Sunday, everyone had a great weekend of sport and camaraderie.

You can view the final Draw Results by going to:
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

Our photographer extraordinaire, Ron Delevigne has put together a collection of pictures of the event on his website at:
https://wayhotgraphics.shootproof.com/gallery/11622355/home

Here is a list of the winners.

Winners 2020          Singles
Women’s A           Vanessa Steinwall
Women’s B            Katie Bewley  
Women’s C            Amy Bui  
Women’s D/E          Philloza Suleman            
Men’s A                 Brad Hanebury    
Men’s B                 Chris Flynn
Men’s C                 Ammar Haider
Men’s D                 Dave Carroll         
Men’s E                 Raamis Sunil Malik

Winners 2020          DOUBLES
Women’s B            Céline Peacock & Sue Desa
Women’s C            Carol Trunk & Joan Brann
Men’s B                Sameer Vadera & Steve Dizig
Men’s C                 Jonathan Puddy & Savio Dias

Be sure to mark your calendar for next years event which will take place on January 29, 30 and 31 of 2021.

2020 Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

For further information go to :
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

A note from Nicole:
Hi Everyone,

I would like to invite you all to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020.  This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss!  Tournament events include Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A-E (This means everyone at every level can play), as well as Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws.  Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time and larger men’s draws, men may only play one event.  Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash.  You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament
The sign up deadline is Sunday Jan. 26th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast!  I have attached the tournament page with all additional information.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

I hope to see you at the tourney!

Nicole 

DIV3 Doubles House League – Finals Results

Congratulations to Assad and Nav who came out on top in a closely contested match against Viru and Joan. (15/14, 10/15, 15/14, 14/15, 15/8) As you can see by the scores it was a very exciting and close match. Viru and Joan have held the championship for many seasons.

Nav, Viru, Joan and Assad.

In the battle for Third and Fourth, Suz and Ron (with the assistance of Louie subbing for Suz) came out on top over John and Adam. (15/13, 15/12, 14/15, 15/14)

Louie, Ron, John and Adam.

For Fifth and Sixth Winston and Carol (with help from Deb subbing for Carol) took the Fifth spot over Heather and Linda. (15/10, 15/11, 15/8)

Carol, Winston, Heather, Deb and Linda.

And finally for Seventh and Eighth, Zora and David with triumphant over Darrell and Bruce. (15/14, 15/8, 15/8)

Zora, David, Bruce and Darrell.

They were great matches on all courts and everyone is looking forward to the Winter season that starts January 6th, 7th and 8th of 2020. Be sure to sign-up on the board behind the courts or drop a line to the Doubles Coordinator.

2019 Spring Doubles H.L. – Finals Results

May 15th was the doubles house league finale’ with many great matches.
Results were as follows: 
1- “Go for Gold” finals match Team (Jim & Juan) defeated team (Dan & Vince) 3-1 Score: 15/7, 4/15, 15/13, 15/8 
2- “Bronze” finals match Team (David S. & Devon) defeated team (David A & Peter) 3-1 Score: 10/15, 15/10, 15/12, 15/11 
3- “Consolation” finals match Team (Aymen & Sorin) defeated team (Adam W. & Shan) 3-2 Score: 10/15, 15/6, 8/15, 15/8, 15/14 
4- “Tinners” finals matchTeam (Jonathan & Deb) defeated team (Marc & Zora) 3-0Score: not recorded 

Congratulations to team (Jim & Juan), and best of luck to the rest of the teams in the next league.You’re all great, and the attached pictures are great! There’s a growing interest in having another doubles house league in summer 2019, preferably next month.The majority have chosen “Monday” to play in.

Vince, Dan, Aymen and Juan
David A. , Peter, Devon and Shan.
Jonathan, Deb, Zora and Marc.

2018 Harvest Hit a Success – See the Results

Notes on the Harvest Hit from Nicole

We had yet another successful Harvest Hit doubles squash tournament at the Pickering Squash Club this past weekend with over 35 teams from all over the GTA.  Players with a wide range of experience from “professional” to “first time doubles tournament player” all running around the doubles court chasing that little blue ball yelling “mine”, “yours”…
Every player that participated agrees how much fun this sport is and they are already securing a partner and marking off the next event on their calendars.
Congratulations to all the participates and thanks to all the fans that came out to cheer on their favourite team!
Women’s B Winners – Vanessa Steinwall and Nicole Pirko
Women’s B Finalists – Celine Metraux and Laurie Krol
Men’s B Winners – Steve Dizig and Sameer Vadera
Men’s B Finalists – Jack Hoogstraten and Eric Dunn
Women’s C Winners – Sara-Jane Cresswell and Hazel Kenny Wilson
Women’s C Finalists – Alison Le Ber and Lynsey Yates
Men’s C Winners – Rick D’Souza and Fred Dizig
Men’s C Finalists – Jonathan Puddy and Noor Zubair
For more Pictures go to:  2018 Harvest Hit Pictures

Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to the Winners

The Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament  event  was a great success again this year at the Pickering Squash Club.  Nicole ran a great tournament with the help of many Pickering Squash Club members who gave their time over the weekend.

To See the results Click:  Squash Ontario Harvest Hit Tournament

We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next big event,
The Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament January 2019.

Fall Doubles House League Starts Week Of Oct 1st

Doubles House League
Fall 2018 Doubles House League

The Fall doubles House League will commence on Monday October 1st with Division 2 followed on Tuesday October 2nd with Division 1 and Wednesday October 3rd with Division 3.

Here are the schedules:

DIV1 Schedule – Playing Tuesdays

DIV2 Schedule – Playing Mondays

DIV3 Schedule – Playing Wednesdays

Doubles House League Results – Updated Weekly

See you on the Courts
PSC Doubles Coordinator

2018-19 Squash Season Starts Soon!

A Note from Nicole:

Hi everyone!

The 2018-2019 squash season is coming and I wanted to send you all an update on the events that will be happening at the Pickering Squash Club.  There is lots of information below so get out your calendars and book off these dates!
Gametime On-Line Challenge Ladder
We now have an active on-line challenge ladder available to all squash members!  To add yourself to the ladder, simply log into your Game Time account (the account you use to book courts), click on “squash”, click on “All Ladders” (on the right side of the page) and you can add yourself to the ladder.  I encourage all singles players to join!!  Once the ladder challenges have begun, you will be able to see all recent results as well as where you rank within the club.  I will be using this ladder system to schedule Monday night singles house league levels/matches as well as T&D team player rankings etc.  My hope is that everyone uses this ladder for every match played as a fun way to improve their game. Players may challenge other players at any rank and can contact players through email on their Game Time account.  If you beat a player at a higher rank, you will simply move to that rank while the losing player moves down one spot.  Please go in and take a peek…add yourself and I will work out the initial player rankings once everyone has been added.
Monday Night Singles House League
The Monday night singles house league will be starting on Monday Sept. 24th.  I have posted the sign up sheet on the board across from court 4.  There will be limited spots available so if you don’t have a chance to get to the club in the next couple of weeks, send me an email and I will sign you up.  There has been some constructive feedback from players that it can be very frustrating when players are consistently late or not showing up for their matches forcing me to match up players that may have already played.  Please be sure that you are fully committed to participating before you sign up to help this house league run smoothly.
Doubles House League
I have posted the doubles house league sign up sheet for all levels on the board in the doubles court area.  Start dates and schedules will be determined once the sign up is complete.  Please do your best to sign up with a partner to guarantee a permanent position in the doubles house league.
Wednesday Junior Squash Clinic
My junior clinics will now be on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 for kids ages 6-14 who are interested in learning this sport.  We will be starting on Wed. Sept. 12th.  I still have spots available but they are filling up fast.  Please contact me if you would like to sign someone up or if you are interested in volunteering your time to help out.  I really do count on the help of volunteers to keep this program successful and I would really appreciate anyone who would like to volunteer their time on Wednesday evenings.
Club Fun/Social Events
We will be running a number of fun mini-tournaments/events this season for all Squash Club Members.  These events will focus on bringing all levels together for an organized “round robin” type of event.  Here is a list of our first set of events:
Sat. Sept. 15th – 10:00-11:30 – “Get The Rust Off” Condition Games (Doubles and Singles)
 
Tuesday Sept. 18th – 6:30-8:30 – “Handicapped” Tournament followed by our AGM (and drinks at the pub!) – Doubles and Singles
 
Sunday Sept. 30th – 2:00-4:00 – Women’s E Clinic – Sorry boys, this one is only for the women’s “E” singles players!
 
Friday Oct. 19-21 – Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament – you must register on the Squash Ontario Website
 
Sat. Nov. 24th – Christmas Fun Tournament and Toy Drive (Doubles and Singles)
 
Wednesday Dec. 19th – Fun Night Tournament and Social (Doubles and Singles)
 
Feb. 1-3 – Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament – mark this on your calendars!
I will have sign up sheets for these events posted shortly on the board across from court 4 in the singles court area!
 
T&D Leagues
Looks like we will be submitting a Women’s “B” and “D” team, Men’s singles Div. 2 and 4 team and Men’s Doubles Div. 3 and 5 team.  We still have some time before registrations are due so please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Lastly, we have a fantastic website.  Be sure to check it out at http://pickeringsquash.club.  A very special thanks to Terry Bruce for all his hard work in creating and designing the site to keep you all up to date on events going on throughout the season!
See you on the courts,
Nicole